Wednesday, May 4, 2016


This impressive and well fired Shigaraki oni-oke style mizusashi was coil and thrown on the potter's wheel and has a rich surface and a lid that sits well on the turned in mouth. Made by veteran Shigaraki potter, Tani Seiuemon I, the pot was fired in an anagama wood fired kiln for nearly a week, the resulting effects paint the surface with deposits of natural ash some of which has turned to glass across the surface. Though fired with the lid in place, the velocity of the fire pushed its way into the interior which settled on the floor of the mizusashi creating a soft covering of ash adding just a bit more to the interior aesthetics.

You can see more of this mizusashi over at my trocadero marketplace by following the link;